How to Survive in the Wilderness

If you’re just camping recreationally, or out of necessity one day find yourself facing the elements in a survival situation, here are some helpful tips on how to survive in the wilderness.

How to survive in the wilderness

Firstly, shelter yourself from the wind and rain to avoid hypothermia, which can cause death. Purify your drinking water, preferably from a running, clear looking water source. Practice fire safety around your camp to avoid causing brush fires or unintentional fire situations.

What do you need to survive in the wild?

Things You Need to Survive In the Wilderness:

  • Water
  • Food
  • Knife
  • Shelter and/or shelter building equipment
  • First Aid kit
  • Raincoat
  • Signaling device
  • Lighter, matches, or a magnifying glass to start fires

How do you survive in the wild with nothing?

If you are ever lost in the wild with nothing at all, follow these steps:

  1. Find water.
  2. Make a shelter to protect from the elements.
  3. Keep warm. Temperatures can drop quickly in the woods.
  4. Find a food source.

How long can a person survive in the wild?

Generally, the human body can go two or three days without water and, as often said in survival guides, 30 to 40 days without food of any kind.

What is the first thing to do in a survival situation?

How to survive the wilderness in an emergency:
  • Get your head right. Keep a positive attitude.
  • Deal with any injuries. Having a first-aid kit is critical in survival situations.
  • Defend yourself as required.
  • Start signaling if appropriate.
  • Build a shelter, get safe water, build a fire, and find food.

Have a Fire Starter

A reliable fire starter is the most important survival tool you can have in your kit. It will help you cook food, boil water, keep warm, and sleep safe without worrying about predators lurking. Take the time to learn now how to start a fire under really adverse conditions.

How to Start a Fire With A Magnifying Glass

How can I survive alone?

  • Don’t let fear paralyze you.
  • Be comfortable with insecurity.
  • Make sure to stay hydrated.
  • Don’t cook where you sleep, if worried about predators.

Final Thoughts

We’ve just covered some basics to get you started thinking, and hope to go into further details in the future with some of these topics. 

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